Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda in Puerto Rico as Hamilton Heads to the Island - Playbill.com
Playbill.com - Sat 12 Jan 04:48 GMT

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda in Puerto Rico as Hamilton Heads to the Island - Playbill.com

The star and creator of the hit musical appeared live on CBS This Morning January 11 ahead of his opening night.

  Before Hamilton officially opens in Puerto Rico January 11, creator and returning star Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke to CBS This Morning live from the island.

  The date—which just so happens to be Alexander Hamilton's 262nd birthday—marks the first time in more than two years that Miranda will return to the title role.

  The Puerto Rico engagement kicks off the launch of another national tour for the Tony– and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which plays three weeks of performances on the island before continuing on to the mainland.

  Puerto Rico has been anticipating this moment for a long time—and so has Miranda.

  The proceeds from the show will go to efforts rebuilding the island through the Hispanic Federation, as well as rebuilding the arts and cultural community through the Flamboyan Arts Fund.Miranda also spoke about his son seeing the full show for the first time and unexpected number that made him emotional—and was surprised by a former teacher.